8th September 1984

Great Western Society Limited
The Castle Jubilee

Locos Used at least 40028 & steam: WD600 'Gordon', 5051 'Drysllywn Castle' & 5690 'Leander'

Route :

Loco Route
????? London Paddington - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway
5051 Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Knowle & Dorridge
40028 Knowle & Dorridge - Tyseley - Bordesley Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster [BR] (1)
WD600 (1) Kidderminster [SVR] - Bewdley - Highley - Bridgnorth
WD600 Bridgnorth - Highley - Bewdley - Kidderminster [SVR] (1)
40028 (1) Kidderminster [BR] - Stourbridge Junction - Kingswinford Jn - Dudley - Great Bridge - Bescot Curve Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Saltley
5690 Saltley - Bordesley Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot Parkway
????? Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Harry Harper comments: Although booked as a through train this special did not pass over the connection from BR to SVR. A connecting SVR special Kidderminster - Bridgnorth  (& return) was run using WD 600 both ways. 4930 'Hagley Hall' & 6960 'Raveningham Hall' were also in passenger service during the tours sojourn.

Sources : John Cowlishaw & Harry Harper

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 07.35d 23.30a
Subway Jn [ML] ?
Ealing Broadway 07.43a ~ 07.45d 23.16a ~ 23.18d
Southall East Jn ? [RL]
Southall 07/30 23/10
Southall West Jn [RL] ?
Slough 07.59a ~ 08.01d 22.59a ~ 23.01d
Maidenhead 08/12 22/54
Twyford 08/21 22/50
Reading 08.30a ~ 08.32d 22.41a ~ 22.43d
Didcot East Jn ? [ML]
Didcot Parkway 08L50a ~ 09L10d 22L08a ~ 22L23d
Didcot North Jn 09/13 22/05
Oxford 09.29a ~ 09.31d 21.49a ~ 21.51d
Wolvercot Jn 09/37 21/45
Heyford 09/47 21/35
Aynho Jn 09/57 21/28
Banbury 10w05a ~ 10w45d 20w47a ~ 21w17d
Leamington Spa 11/11 20/14
Hatton 11/22 19/58
Knowle & Dorridge 11L30 ~ 11L50 19/50
Tyseley 11c59 ~ 12c00 19c40 ~ 19c41
Bordesley Jn 12/06 ?
St Andrews Jn - 19/34
Landor Street Jn - 19/32
Saltley - 19L07 ~ 19L30
Castle Bromwich - 18/57
Park Lane Jn - 18/54
Ryecroft Jn - 18/36
Walsall - 18c32 ~ 18c34
Bescot Curve Jn - 18/29
Great Bridge - 18/23
Dudley - 18/16
Kingswinford Jn - 18/04
Birmingham New Street 12c13 ~ 12c17 -
Galton Jn 12/26 -
Stourbridge Junction 12/50 17/59
Kidderminster 12t57 ~ 13t00 17t22 ~ 17t50
Bewdley 13.10 ~ 13.16 16.31 ~ 17.10
Arley 13/28 16/19
Highley 13/35 16/12
Hampton Loade 13/42 16/05
Bridgnorth 13.27a 15.50d


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